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  1. Sourcing a new Cat converter?

    Problems & Issues
    Hi, I’m trying to source a new catalytic converter for my 2001 ES. I’d ideally like genuine Honda parts, but I can’t actually find one online, and I suspect it would cost a fortune. Any suggestions as to where I could find one, or recommendations for a good aftermarket one? Thanks.
  2. Finding a good Cat. 1998 CRV

    Gen 1: 1996-2001 CR-V
    Just trying to find a decent catalytic converter for my 1998 CRV ! Driving home last night check engine light came on. (Check) Ran the code P0420. I change the cat. about 8 months ago bought a cheapy. I have been reading on line, they recommend nothing but OEM which is around thousand bucks. Is...
  3. Replacing A CAT?

    Gen 2: 2002-2006 CR-V
    OK thanks for offering to answer our questions... Here is a simple question... My wife owns a 2003 Honda CRV base model and we are soon to trade it in for a newer model. We may need to install a new catalytic converter in the short run before we trade in the car. The car is now set up with...
  4. No Heat Shield on Cat Converter - Your Experience

    Problems & Issues
    Hello everyone, The heat shield on my 2009 CR-V broke and had to be taken off. It split, bent, etc and was beyond welding and/or clamping back on. The repair is pricey - OEM parts only. 1 mechanic from a quality shop, said I "should" have it. Another guy from a quality shop said, I don't need...
  5. Crv 03-06 federal cat

    Trading Post
    Selling because ito California and they have retarded laws about aftermarket cats and having a CARB OE #and must be present upon visual inspection. So my lost is your gain. Only had this on the crv for 2 year. Painted with high heat black pint to prevent it from rusting. I have a new donut...
  6. Muffler or cat back exhaust... anyone??? Gen 2 models

    Performance Modifications
    I am trying to change the sound and have always dont cat-back systems but I can't find **** for my CRV. Am I going to have to make it myself, or just keep the stock. What's everyone else running and cost if you don't mind. Thanks and have a great weekend
  7. Welded cat

    Gen 1: 1996-2001 CR-V
    I've got the code p0420, indicating a bad catalytic converter. I crawled under the car (2000 ex), and saw that the cat is welded in. Looking around, it appears that the whole exhaust system can be purchased for not too much scratch. I'm having difficulty locating this info: but is this as...
  8. Had one bad coil and 11 codes on my 03 CRV - Cat converter question

    Maintenance and Service
    My mechanic and I decided to replace the bad coil and see what code comes up next. It drives very smoothly, plenty of power but the check engine light did come back on. I am going in this afternoon to find out what the code is. Two important things: A) I am going to sell the car (though I love...
  9. what do i need to know to bust out a cat on 02crv

    Problems & Issues
    I don't have the money to pay for a new muffler so I need to break my cat out. I believe the second O2 sensor is throwing the engine light that causes my engine to sputter at 2500 rpm. Broke off the muffler after the cat and the engine light no longer comes on. I believe the cat to be the...
  10. Newish CRV owner, Check engine light, Cat code

    Gen 1: 1996-2001 CR-V
    Hey Y'all, 99 CRV throwing a cat code p420? I believe... I had it scanned at auto zone before leaving Arizona and driving to Colorado. About 3 hours from our destination in CO the engine light started flashing, we stopped, checked all the essentials, but the car seemed to be running decently...
  11. Selling advice for 2002 CRV with cat & misfire

    Shopping & Test Driving
    Hello, I just registered and my 1st post. I thought I might get some suggestions here. My '02 CRV/4WDMT showed a flashing check engine light yesterday. Code showed P0301 cylinder 1 misfire. Prior to that for awhile it was showing a code of P0420 for the cat. Registration is due and I don't think...
  12. Are OEM cat converter bolts welded on or pressed?

    Maintenance and Service
    What's the story with the exhaust bolts on the catalytic converter (used to bolt onto the B-pipe).. I have an OEM cat and need to replace these bolts because I completely stripped them on the way out ( a die couldn't rethread it to a point where the nuts could catch). Can the bolts on an OEM...
  13. Vtec system and clogged cat

    Problems & Issues
    So my exs car is throwing the 0420 code and the vtec system code. Her car is running like crap. I couldnt duplicate the idle/dying description she gave me. But the cat has to be clogged. Hardly any pressure coming out of tail pipe. I know both of these issues could cause poor idle conditions...
  14. CAT Removal

    Diesel CR-V
    Has anyone removed the catalytic converter from their diesel CRV? Does it have a sensor that needs to be overridden? Did it make a difference?
  15. Low/Fluctuating Idle and Bad Cat

    Problems & Issues
    Hi all, I've been doing a little digging in the forum here about my fluctuating/low idle and catalytic converter issue. Here's the story with the car... I bought it about a year ago, at 88k miles on it. It's an LX 2WD 1999 CRV. I got a check engine light the day after I bought it (IAC valve). I...
  16. Cat Converter... Or is it?

    Problems & Issues
    Hey all, I have a 2001 LX 4wd w/ 175k on it. Over the last year or so, I've had the engine light coming on and off intermittently. It was showing the P0420 code. It ran fine until about a month ago when it started sputtering under load (I.e. accelerating, A/C, etc.). My assumption was that...
  17. 1998 Rattle, not cat, but sounds like exhaust

    Problems & Issues
    I just got a used CR-V and joined this Forum, Hello, anyway I have fixed a few things but I have what sounds like a heat shield rattle but I have a brand new aftermarket Cat with welded heat shield in great condition. My mechanic had me try heating up header exhaust pipe, or the one that is...
  18. gen 1 exhaust set up

    Performance Modifications
    so im honestly looking to do headers back because i have a cat code :( so i was just wanting to see what everyone else is doing with there set up... pics and links would be awesome!!!
  19. post cat lambda sensor gen 1

    Problems & Issues
    After fitting a cat and cat back standard system my engine management has just poped on p0402 I'm sure it was, I'm pretty sure its the post cat sensor as as much as I tried the sensor wires got twisted a little and they felt kinda brittle. Can I just buy a universal sensor and conect the Honda...
  20. 97 CR-V Cat Replacement and now hesitation and bogging down

    Problems & Issues
    Two weeks ago I needed to replace the cat and part of the exhaust pipe on my 97 CR-V. I went to a garage and they said that the sensor in the old cat was OK and reinstalled it in the new cat. After that the car started to bog down and hesitate during normal driving, although intermittently...